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Columbia College-Lemoore to hold commencement May 21

LEMOORE, Calif., May 20 - Columbia College-Lemoore will recognize graduates at a commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 21, at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Gary Oedewaldt, associate dean for Adult Higher Education, will confer the Columbia College degrees.

"We are pleased to honor our students' achievements," said Oedewaldt. "The road to higher education is not easy, and commencement is a fantastic opportunity for our students and their families to celebrate this milestone."

Other institutions taking part in this joint-institution ceremony include Brandman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and West Hills College Lemoore.

Columbia College-Lemoore was established in 2001 on Naval Air Station Lemoore. Today it continues to serve civilian and military adult learners in the area. Columbia College-Lemoore offers three associate, five bachelor's and an MBA degree program in-seat as well as 23 associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online.

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Founded in 1851 in Columbia, Mo., Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 160 years. As a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences institution, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. With more than 30 campuses across the country, 18 of which are on military installations, students may enroll in day, evening or online classes. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Columbia College educates more than 31,000 students each year and has more than 80,000 alumni worldwide. For more information, visit

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